Adam Philipp is Founder and CEO of Aeon Law. He is a high-tech patent attorney who has been practicing IP law for more than 25 years. He is a strategic advisor who focuses on innovative solutions for creators, entrepreneurs, and C-suite executives. Adam advises clients on everything from intellectual property creation and enforcement to tools for business growth in technologies including computer science, electrical devices, consumer products, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptography, and cybersecurity. Fascinated with the intersection between technology and the law, Adam understands that issues like privacy, identity, and authenticity are magnified in the digital realm.
For many intellectual property lawyers, the search for a local associate to assist with IP filings around the world begins and ends with a quick email to colleagues asking who knows someone in a particular country. And while personal connections are important, this method probably won’t lead to the best legal services for your clients. As we emerge from the pandemic and return to face-to-face meetings, here are several tips for vetting foreign associates. This process ideally starts overseas and leads to in-person conversations, but text chats and video calls still have value.